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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.
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The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

Giuseppe Bertello: a diplomat and only Italian in Pope's commission of Cardinals

2013-09-28

Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello is one of eight prelates that make up the special commission Pope Francis appointed to help with reforming the Curia.


He has more than 40 years working of diplomatic experience with the Holy See. Though he's European, he knows Latin America well, and the importance the region has for the Church. He served as nuncio to Mexico for nearly seven of those years.

CARD. GIUSEPPE BERTELLO
"I think the world is well aware of the place Mexico has within the heart of the Church.”

Bertello also served as a diplomat in Italy, and in Rwanda during the genocide. After that brutal war, he was recognized for his efforts to build peace in the African country.

On October 1, the first day of meetings with the Pope and the other Cardinal, he will turn 71.

Giuseppe Bertello is the current president of the Vatican City State Governorate, the department that oversees the day to day administration and logistics of the world's smallest country.

Benedict XVI made him Cardinal on February 18, 2012. He also serves as member of the Congregation for Bishops, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

 
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